Any rat in our care that becomes ill receives the veterinary treatment it needs.
We will always try all avenues available to us to treat/stabilise a sick rat before considering euthanasia. Any euthanasia is
done humanely at our vets and if necessary post mortems carried out to determine the cause of death.
Brecklagh do not condone any form of culling, of kittens or older rats.
It has been generally recognised that with a suitable and plentiful diet, kittens can grow to their full potential even
when from a large litter.
Aside from this, we consider all of our rats to be pets first, regardless of their breeding potential. We could not possibly
consider killing any of our rats for any reason, be them young or old. All babies brought into the world at Brecklagh are
special and are members of the family.
All of our rats are kept in suitable cages and are never overcrowded. All cages have hammocks and beds for those lazy
days, and we try to make as best use of the space using levels, tubes and other cage items. All cages have a base of Finacard
cardboard litter with SafeBed - a paper wool product, as bedding in igloos, etc.
All cages are wiped down daily and are thoroughly cleaned every week.